Centre for Cultural and Industrial Technologies Research (CiTech)
Dr Milena Dobreva
Project Manager, POCOS; Research Fello, KEEP
|National Classic Lyceum(Sofia)||MSc (Sofia)|
I am currently engaged in two research areas:
- Long term preservation (in particular I am contributing to the KEEP and POCOS projects). In this domain my major interests are preservation metadata, user requirements and standards and workflows for digital preservation.
- User studies for digital libraries’ development. I am particularly interested in mixed research methods and innovative techniques, such as eye tracking and analysis of research paradata.
I am interested in doing further work on methods and tools for preservation of complex objects and on specific evaluation techniques for digital preservation systems. I would also like to expand my work on user studies in the direction of identification of personal information needs and skills as a step towards personalisation and recommender systems for digital libraries. In particular, I am interested in users with disabilities or the ageing population.
I am also interested in new visualisation methods which would allow more enjoyable user experiences in using digital libraries.
Publications[Back to top]
Books[Back to top]
Dobreva, M., Feliciati, P. & O’Dwyer, A. (In press). User studies in digital library development. London: Facet Publishing.
Ross S., Kim Y. & Dobreva M. (2007). Preliminary framework for designing prototype tools for assisting with preservation quality metadata extraction for ingest into digital repository. Glasgow: DELOS NoE. 165 pp.
Ross, S., Donnelly, M., Dobreva, M., Abbott, D., McHugh, A. & Rusbridge, A. (2005). Core technologies for the cultural and scientific heritage sector (Technology Watch Report 3). Brussels: European Commission. ISBN 92-894-5277-3, 296 pp. (Available at www.digicult.info).
Ross, S., Donnelly, M. & Dobreva, M. (2004). Emerging technologies for the cultural and scientific heritage sector (Technology Watch Report 2). Brussels: European Commission. ISBN 92-894-5276-5, 212 pp. (Available at www.digicult.info).
Ross, S., Donnelly, M. & Dobreva, M. (2003). New technologies for the cultural and scientific heritage sector (Technology Watch Report 1). Brussels: European Commission. ISBN 92-894-5275-7, 196 pp. (Available at www.digicult.info).
Edited Books[Back to top]
Burnard L., Dobreva M., Fuhr N., Lüdeling A. (Eds.) (2007). Digital historical corpora- architecture, annotation, and retrieval. Schloss Dagstuhl: IBFI. ISSN 1862-4405.
Articles[Back to top]
Dobreva, M. & Ikonomov N. (2007). Digitisation department at IMI-BAS: three years of experience. Scripta & e-Scripta, 5, 9-22.
Book Chapters[Back to top]
Borbinha J., Pedrosa G., Gil J., Martins B., Freire N., Dobreva M. & Wyttenbach A. (2007). Digital libraries and digitised maps: an early overview of the DIGMAP Project. In D. Goe, T. Cao, I. Sølvberg & E. Rasmussen (Eds.), Asian Digital Libraries. Looking back 10 years and forging new frontiers. Proceedings of the 10th international conference on Asian digital libraries, ICADL 2007, Hanoi, Vietnam (pp. 383-386). LNCS vol. 4822. Berlin/Heidelberg: Springer.
Published[Back to top]
Dobreva, M. & Ikonomov, I. (2007). Scientific heritage in Bulgaria makes first digital steps. In: L. Chan & B. Martens (Eds.), Openness in digital publishing. Proceedings of the 11th international conference on electronic publishing, Vienna, Austria, 13-15 June, 2007 (pp. 269-276). Vienna: ÖKK Editions.
Ikonomov, N. & Dobreva, M. (2006). Digitisation of cultural and scientific heritage in Bulgaria: challenges and realities. In: T. Aigner & K. Winter (Eds.), Alte Archive –Neue Technologien. Old Archives-New Technologies (pp. 67-75). St. Polten: DASP.
Unpublished[Back to top]
Dobreva, M. (2009). On the knowledge management aspects of digital preservation. At: International Conference on Software, Services & Semantic Technologies S3T, October 28-29. Sofia.
Dobreva, M., Kim, Y. & Ross, S. (2007). Metadata extraction and digital preservation: an overview. At: Second DELOS Conference on Digital Libraries, 5-7 December . Tirrenia ( Pisa).
Dobreva, M., Ognjanović Z.& Ikonomov N. (2007). South-Eastern European digitization initiative – SEEDI. At: 13th INFORUM conference, 22-25 May. Prague.
Ikonomov, N., Dobreva, M. (2007). Creation of a digital corpus of Bulgarian dialects. At: 5th International Conference on Information Research and Applications iTECH 2007, 25 June - 01 July. Varna.